NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Metro Nashville police say a 17-year-old-boy has been charged with criminal homicide in the fatal shooting of his friend.
Police said in a statement on Wednesday that the shooting happened at an apartment in Hermitage on Tuesday night when the suspect was playing with a pistol and it discharged striking 15-year-old Kevin Barbee in the face. Barbee was taken to Summit Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.
Media reported that Barbee was a student at McGavock High School, which is where President Obama is scheduled to speak on Thursday.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An audit of the Tennessee Department of Children's Services finds that the state child-welfare agency is plagued with numerous problems including its failure to report the deaths of children in its custody.
The audit also found that DCS conducted sloppy child-abuse investigations and was not adequately tracking juvenile delinquents put on probation.
The audit, which was conducted by the state comptroller's office, was released Monday.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Six Middle Tennessee State University flight instructors have been hired by ExpressJet Airlines.
All of them graduated from the university's nationally ranked aerospace program and were hired after completing the same-day interview process.
They are Patrick Brightman of Cordova, Tenn.; Leland Waite of Meridan, Idaho; Alex Neal of Sweetwater, Tenn.; Jarred Timok of Glen Allen, Va.; Justin Forbess of Munford, Tenn.; and Ethan Rawdon of Hohenwald, Tenn.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An 83-year-old Catholic nun will soon find out whether she spends what could be the rest of her life in prison.
Sentencing for Sister Megan Rice and two other Catholic peace activists is scheduled for Tuesday. They were convicted of sabotage last year after breaking into a nuclear weapons plant in Oak Ridge, Tenn.